This assignment gave me a little bit of trouble to compose. The proportions of the comic, even upright, are pretty short to show a cliff. But if I draw the cliff at the height I think it should be and draw the characters proportionally, the characters' faces would probably look too small. So I compromised, choosing a combination of sizes/proportions that felt right. The cliff, ultimately, is more of a tall ledge. But I think it works.
Here's what I like about this illustration: The composition, the color, and the sign. The sign is actually my favorite detail. If it doesn't look familiar, it's based on a Forest Service sign. You usually see these in front of a national park or wildlife refuge. The graphic design of the Forest Service hasn't changed in about 50 years and the joy I get just by seeing one of those signs (both from the nostalgia, my love of the colors and fonts, and the fact that when I'm near one it usually means I get to play outside) is substantial. I also like the idea that the Forest Service has designated a "recreation area" for the Fiscal Cliff. It's a little added joke.
So, all in all, this turned out to be one of my favorite ForexPros comics. So far.